All Concrete Ramps at Lake Oroville are out of the Water.

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All Concrete Ramps at Lake Oroville are out of the Water.

Postby Pat » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:44 pm

Press release from Dept of Parks and Rec states the only ramp available is on a gravel road at Bidwell. Due to steep grades, it is limited to 4 wheel Drive vehicles only.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRelease/859

Pray for rain!!

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Re: All Concrete Ramps at Lake Oroville are out of the Water.

Postby MGJR » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:35 pm

I launched Sunday...no issues.

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Re: All Concrete Ramps at Lake Oroville are out of the Water.

Postby JoeLanghans » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:20 pm

Pray for rain?... Mother Nature isn’t the one to blame for the low water level. Where did all the water go??

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Re: All Concrete Ramps at Lake Oroville are out of the Water.

Postby WB Staff » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:18 am

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Opens Temporary Low Water Launch Ramp at Bidwell Canyon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the opening of a temporary low water boat launch site at Bidwell Canyon Boat Ramp. This ramp is located within Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (Lake Oroville). The lake’s surface level is about to drop below the 665-feet elevation, which has forced the closures of the Bidwell Canyon Stage 3 Boat Ramp until the lake refills above this elevation. All of the other paved boat ramps have previously closed due to low water levels.

During the closure of Bidwell Canyon Stage 3 Boat Ramp, State Parks will maintain a temporary gravel road access and launch site that extends below the Stage 3 parking lot. It is important to note that due to steep grades on this temporary gravel road, this launch site is limited to 4WD vehicles only.

Lake Oroville’s lake levels are dependent on precipitation in the watershed above the lake. Once this inflow increases and the lake rises about the 665-feet elevation, boaters will be transitioned back to the Bidwell Canyon Stage 3 Boat Ramp. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this temporary closure.

For more information on Lake Oroville elevations, call the DWR Lake Conditions Recording at (530) 534-2307 or visit the California Data Exchange Center website at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/ (the “Station ID” is ORO).

Launching conditions are subject to change due to weather, changing lake levels or other variables. Specific information about the daily launch conditions can be obtained by calling the State Parks’ Northern Buttes District Office at: (530) 538-2200.

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Re: All Concrete Ramps at Lake Oroville are out of the Water.

Postby MGJR » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:54 am

JoeLanghans wrote:Pray for rain?... Mother Nature isn’t the one to blame for the low water level. Where did all the water go??


Precisely- DWR has intentionally lowered water levels due to “repair” work on dam. I have my conspiracy theories- but, regardless, it’s really unfortunate to see.


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